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Homeschool Garden Club - What is feeding our Bees this week?

This is week 21 of our academic year, and here is what we found in our Orchard Training Homeschool Garden that is in flower and feeding the bees and pollinators.

We are using this pictorial evidence to be inclusive, not everyone taking part in the survey can write, very well at the moment, and some have not learnt all about graphs nor the name of the plants, as yet. Once we know what we have, we are going to gather the information together in to charts and graphs and see where we have gaps in the garden over the course of the year. We will be using both our mathematical knowledge and IT skills to make the records present the data. I am looking forward to finding out the results.

I have sent one of our homeschool gardeners - around the garden, to capture the flowers that the bees and pollinators are visiting, this week. They didn't want to get their feet wet on the grass so we have some distance shots today. The weather has been all over the place again this week with unseasonably warm days here we are worried that the plants that hove flowered will be hit next week with the cold snap that is due. Although it has been warmer than expected, it has windy and wet, we have looked but we have not found any pollinators out and about yet. Except 1 large fuzzy one, which we think was a queen tree bumblebee. We moved it from the path and put it safely out from harms way.

However, it is lovely to see the daffodils out in time for St David's day which we will be celebrating on Friday. The pink buds that were not quite out last week are now fully open, with petals are dropping everywhere.

Can you identify the plants from you work in the garden and homework packs?

This week's photographer stood very still to capture some bees whilst they were visiting can you spot them?


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